Hawaii Fed. Court To Hear Pollution Suit Against DuPont

Law360, New York (May 8, 2012, 8:33 PM EDT) -- A putative class-action complaint filed by more than 100 Hawaii residents was transferred to Hawaii federal court Friday, alleging DuPont's Pioneer Hi-Bred International Inc. is creating pollution and health hazards to island residents with its genetic engineering crop facility.

In the suit, originally filed in Hawaii state court, residents of the coastal town of Waimea said the Iowa-based Pioneer Hi-Bred's farming practices generated excessive dust, toxic run-off and other pollution in violation of Hawaii's laws controlling pollution and land-clearing activities.

Dust pollution and chemical-laden runoff water...
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